Monday, November 28, 2011

#2071 The $20 Harris Tweed blazer

Photos: Greg Lewis

Tweed is hands down my favourite fabric and Harris Tweed makes the best in the business, so for the longest time I've wanted a Harris Tweed blazer to call my own. But seeing as I can never really justify the $900-plus price tag on a new one, I've had to go without. Until yesterday. I was wandering around a secondhand shop on the Lower East Side when I discovered one for a particularly justifiable $20. It's a little on the small side and the arms are too short, even for me (I shorten the sleeves on everything I buy), but it's still a keeper. Plus, it looks just as good on a girl as it does on a boy, as evidenced by the lovely Bridget Malcolm. I guess this is the menswear equivalent of a broke guy who really wants a new Porsche but settles for one that's a bit old, a bit rundown and a bit decrepit with windows that don't go all the way up. As they say in the real world, bloggers can't be choosers.



Ruby said...

Actually, it looks great!

Fashion Westie said...

Dude, iz way way cool. I like the Harris Tweed...but how will it stack up against my $25 Vintage Burberrys Houndstooth wool blazer? :)

reiddamnit said...

I have just learned about Harris Tweed! Check out this series I found on another blog I read - the dramas surrounding Harris Tweed!

Zachary said...

Ive been wanting a tweed blazer for the longest tie as well and everytime I see one in a resale shop they are way too big.  I feel your pain.

Guest said...

where do you thrift in the LES?! i must check out this place!

Reg said...

Check this out:£^^langId:-1^country:United%20Kingdom^language:English^explicit:true^viewed:true^storeId:12555^salesCatalogId:33056

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Ruth Maria said...

beautiful! love your blog!! (: